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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    If it's a Milwaukee, send it to them for repair or replace once you're in between projects.
    There is a Milwaukee tool center on University Ave in Westwood where you can drop it off as well. They are pretty quick btw, I have had to use them a couple times.

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    Another observation on the hydraulic impact driver as I had a couple of small tasks requiring it's use over the weekend. It strips small phillips head fasteners pretty easily. I'm assuming this has to do with the longer pulse of torque that a hydraulic driver delivers vs a conventional (google it and you'll see what I'm talking about). I actually switched back to my old driver and it was much easier.

    I didn't realize until I was done that the gun has a setting to mitigate this. That being said I didn't have a chance to try the feature but I'll be sure to update everyone when I do. As of now, it's almost worth getting a conventional impact driver just for this reason as it was really a pain in the ass. I should note, with a proper fitting bit and decent fastener the hydraulic driver works great. What I'm noticing only applies to smaller screws were you can never get a nice solid fit like you can on most fasteners.

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    This weekend I was watching a video of a guy assembling ikea furniture using a brushless 20v dewalt impact driver. Why?!?

    Right tool for the job. And that ain't it!

    For smaller screws that strip out easy, get a smaller driver with an adjustable clutch. Absolutely the way to go and way, way worth it if you do a lot of it.

    I have such a tool from Bosch and it's awesome at that sort of thing. Set the clutch light and you can set #4 and #6 screws consistently every time. Clutch it up and the tool will burry a couple construction screws in a pinch. But it isn't meant for that. Bust out the heavier impact for that.

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    Re: Cordless Power Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by BSR6 View Post
    Another observation on the hydraulic impact driver as I had a couple of small tasks requiring it's use over the weekend. It strips small phillips head fasteners pretty easily..
    that is by design, Phillips fasteners are designed to strip the fastener before damaging/overtightening, the object that is being fastened, not to be confused with JIS that is not designed to strip

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

    The design is often criticized for its tendency to cam out at lower torque levels than other "cross head" designs. There has long been a popular belief that this was a deliberate feature of the design, to assemble aluminium aircraft without overtightening the fasteners.[15]:85[16] Extensive evidence is lacking for this specific narrative, and the feature is not mentioned in the original patents.[17] However, a 1949 refinement to the original design described in US Patent #2,474,994[18][19][20] describes this feature.

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    All valid points but...When I switched over to the conventional impact driver it worked just fine and these are tasks that I've always used in impact for.

    I think the key factor here is me not using the correct mode. My logic was the nice modulation the trigger offers would help but maybe the modes are that critical.

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    I am happy that deck screw manufacturers have switched to torx instead of phillips

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I am happy that deck screw manufacturers have switched to torx instead of phillips
    Square drive deck screws have been around forever but I agree, torx is awesome.

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    Cordless Power Tools-4d02a75a-dbbc-4254-a341-1a7fc9629b0dCordless Power Tools-d80f9907-1f4d-43e8-8e5f-4a86b0f64a66Just get a bit of everything.

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    Gonna sell my snap on ct3850 setup. Two batteries, 1/2" impact, and flashlight. One batt is stock nicad, other is rebuilt high capacity nimh. Both batteries are okay, but not great. They can still be rebuilt on ebay.

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    Any interest?

    Im pretty sure I have the snap on case somewhere.

    $100

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    *heavy auto mechanic breathing*

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    Re: Cordless Power Tools

    Some more follow up as I've used the tools a bit more since my last post.

    The sticking of the reverse/forward switch on the drill seems to be better. Maybe it was a break in thing?

    The slower mode on the impact driver makes a huge difference with the phillips head fasteners. Since using this feature I haven't stripped any.

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    I've used a lot of Makita, Bosch and DeWalt over the years and don't have a real complaint with any of them. I mostly use DeWalt at home and like their lithium ion batteries. They charge up fast, last a long time and are reliable.

    I use my impact driver for everything but drilling a hole and thus it gets used a lot more than my drill does. I you get one, spring for the snubbed nose version. It comes in handy when working in tight spaces. In fact, my drill plus bit often times won't fit where I need it too so I have a set of quick connect drill bits that I use with my impact to drill in those tight spaces. It won't drill a precise hole due to the play in the quick connect but it does drill a hole where I need it.

    I would also recommend avoiding buying a kit of cordless tools. Instead, buy exactly what you need as you need them. Unless you are a professional and run a lot of cordless tools, I wouldn't get too concerned about having everything with the exact same battery. The biggest reason is that it is often cheaper to get a brand new drill with two new batteries than to just buy two new batteries. Also, with charging systems so fast these days, the charging battery will be topped off before you can wear the second battery out so you can have non-stop action with the two default batteries that come. The one drawback is that you have to have multiple chargers but then, you will have multiple of the same charger if you buy all the same brand. I buy based on weight, size and features among those three brands I listed earlier, and don't worry about keeping them all the same just because they look nice in the garage all lined up.

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    Re: Cordless Power Tools

    Makita finally made a 18v tire inflator: https://www.toolnut.com/makita-dmp18...tool-only.html

    Good review from a bloke down under: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FlIhpP_pKVI

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